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The Story Of A New Zealand River

The Story Of A New Zealand River by Jane Mander
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First published in 1920, this is the most celebrated of Jane Mander's six novels and is now regarded as a New Zealand classic.Alice Roland, together with her children, boxes, mattresses and piano, is punted up river to the 'appalling isolation' of their new home, 'a small house against a splendid wall of bush' in the kauri forest at Pukekaroro. She is joining her husband there, a reunion that is far from warm, but this remote place is to mark Alice's long and steady growth towards shared love, a new awareness of life and a sense of personal liberation. First published in New York in 1920, this is the first New Zealand novel to confront convincingly many of the twentieth century's major political, religious, moral and social issues - most significantly women's rights. Daring for its time in its exploration of sexual, emotional and intellectual freedom, the New Zealand Herald found the ending 'too early for good public morality'. It is believed by many to be the inspiration of Jane Campion's film The Piano.
Penguin Random House New Zealand; December 2015
479 pages; ISBN 9781775531326
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Title: The Story Of A New Zealand River
Author: Jane Mander
 
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